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Articles from the November 19, 2014 edition

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 By Erik Gantt    News    November 19, 2014

Hog Park hit by minor 'quake

The United States Geological Service (USGS) reported a magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 3:02 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 in the vicinity of Hog Park Reservoir. The earthquake was reported at a depth of 2.7 km...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    November 19, 2014

JPB to meet council on Sewer ordinance

The Carbon County, Saratoga Impact Joint Powers Board (water and sewer board) wants to work with the Saratoga Town Council in order to put the sewage ordinance to rest. At their Nov. 12 meeting, the w...

 

Ruth Lucille Doherty

Ruth Lucille "Ruthie" Doherty, 91, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Cheyenne. She was born Aug. 12, 1923 in Anselmo, Neb. and had lived in Saratoga most of her life before moving to Cheyenne...

 

Blake Dawson Miller

Mack and Josie Miller, of Saratoga, are the proud parents of a son, Blake Dawson Miller, born on Nov. 4, 2014 at Ivinson Memorial hopsital in Laramie, Wyo. He weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz and was 19 inches...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    November 19, 2014

Planning commission tables fencing ordinance

The Saratoga Planning Commission is going to take more time to examine the fencing ordinance. At their Nov. 13 meeting, planning commission members decided they would wait until a full board is...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 19, 2014

Helping Hands readies for annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Platte Valley Helping Hands (PVHH) is gearing up for their 19th annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner. The dinner will be held from12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 27, at St. Anne’s Parish Hall,... Full story

 

Local truck driver recognized for 52 years of safe driving

Don L. Peters, of Saratoga, has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) for 52 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by Shell...

 

Learning from the master

On Thursday, I had the privilege of attending a question and answer session for the media with legendary journalist Bob Woodward. In case you don't know who he is, as a young reporter, Woodward,... Full story

 

Correction

Robert J. Herring is in the LZ (landing zone) in Vietnam after jumping 10 to 15 feet from a helicopter. Herring was preparing to do a sweep through an area of operation. The Saratoga Sun erroneously reported he was on a training exercise on page 14...

 

Snowy range closed for winter

A portion of WYO 130 over the Snowy Range between Laramie and Saratoga is closed for the season due to limited visibility and snow accumulation, the Wyoming Department of Transportation according to a Nov. 17 press release. Westbound travelers will...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 19, 2014

PVCC promotes Small Business Saturday

The Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) is using social media to promote Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29. Joe Elder, Executive Director of the PVCC, said, “I was just trying to think of a way,...

 

Buck mule deer poached near Baggs

Baggs Game Warden Kim Olson is looking for information on a buck mule deer killed on the morning of Nov. 3, on Weber Mesa, just north of Baggs, near the radio tower. The antlers were sawed off of the head and the back straps and three quarters were...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 19, 2014

Training for town employees

The Encampment Town Council said the Encampment Town Hall will be closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving day, Nov. 28. Town hall will reopen for business on the following Monday. At the monthly town...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 19, 2014

Riverside seeks consensus funding for park

All of the paperwork has been submitted to the state for a $46,977 consensus fund grant to support maintenance and upgrades at Rick Martin Memorial Park. Decisions on consensus fund grant awards will...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 19, 2014

Stephenson moves to Riverside mayoral seat

The Nov. 4 election brought some changes to the Riverside town council as Leroy Stephenson was elected mayor and Ed Golden was elected to the council. Ron Bedwell is now an outgoing mayor, and Karran...

 

VSO starts holiday planning

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) met last Thursday to continue planning for its holiday events, including the Giving Tree, Winter Wonderland and a New Year’s Eve family dance party. VSO President Kate Sherrod said the date for Winter...

 

Board members thanked

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) board of trustees lost 24 years of experience at their Nov. 17 meeting . Bob Patton, of Hanna, Janice Peterson, of Encampment, and Laurie Johnston, of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 19, 2014

Saratoga native receives national award

Cindy Garretson-Weibel, director of the Agribusiness Division for the Wyoming Business Council, received the 2014 Outstanding Leadership Program Director Award at a national conference for the International Association of Programs for Agricultural Le...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 19, 2014

Donations sought for annual festival of trees

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host the “Festival of Trees Gala and Auction” on Dec. 6 at the Platte Valley Community Center for its 12th year. Decorated trees and wreaths, gift baskets, centerpieces and other...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    November 19, 2014

Lady Tigers net even more wins

Four members of the Encampment Lady Tiger Volleyball team were awarded All-Conference awards at the end of the volleyball. One received All-State recognition as well. Alyssa Barkhurst, Sierra...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    November 19, 2014

Speech team ready to talk

After a successful speech season last year, the number of students signing up for speech this season has doubled. Twenty-two students from Carbon County School District No. 2 signed up for the speech... Full story

 

Killed bear, Sharp testifies before Supreme Court, Snowy Range road closed and AIDS curriculum for CCSD #2

100 Years Ago Nov. 19, 1914 Tuesday, Forest Ranger Milt Ames, A. J. and Billy Kennedy. killed three bear in a den where they had hibernated for the winter. During the fall Ranger Ames had discovered the den, which was being fixed up for the winter...

 

Thanksgiving festivities

Dominos players were Madeline and Bill Telfer, Betty Merrill, Phil Fleming, Laura Rettelle, Dick Blake, Bob and Lois Thompson, Jack Riddick, Jack James and Lila Payton Coffee Drinkers this month was Laura Rettelle, Karen Dibbern, Patty Herring,...

 

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